March 2, 2023

Although my kids love making hamantaschen more trendy using fancy chocolate fillings and funky sprinkles, I always insist on making a few that would make my grandmother proud. If this isn’t a traditional food, what is?

Yield: approximately 35 hamantaschen


4½ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 eggs

2 sticks margarine, softened

1 cup sugar

½ cup orange juice

1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

11.6 oz. strawberry jam (or any flavor)


In an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix all ingredients except the jam until a nice dough forms. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll each ball into an approximately 23”x15” shape.

Using the rim of a glass or a round cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough.

Take a piece of dough in your hand. Place a small spoonful of jam in the middle, and pinch the sides closed to form a hamantasch. Gently place on baking sheet.

Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 12–15 minutes.